About Tall Ships America

Tall Ships America is a non-profit educational organization focused on youth education, leadership development and the preservation of the maritime heritage of North America. Founded in 1973, Tall Ships America is commended by Congress as the national sail training organization representing the United States. We support and promote the ships, people, and programs of sail training through scholarships for youth, professional services and advocacy, the Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships, the annual TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of races and events, and the biannual publication of Sail Tall Ships!, the world’s definitive directory of sail training.   Go to www.tallshipsamerica.org to learn more about sail training opportunities, scholarships and more!


The TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series of international sailing races, cruises, and maritime festivals is organized by Tall Ships America in cooperation with Great Lakes, Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific Coast port cities in the United States and Canada.  The TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series promotes awareness of America’s diverse maritime heritage, fosters goodwill between maritime nations, stimulates tourism and provides significant economic impact.  Visit www.tallshipschallenge.com to learn more information about this year's series. 

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Contact Us

Email : manager@tallshipsamerica.org

Phone: 401-846-1775

Do you represent a ship or potential port and want to become involved?  Let's chat! 

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